Friday, August 29, 2008

Bits and pieces

One of these days I might write my autobiography. Cheh... macam famous je. I'd like to think I led a colourful life in my 20's. Macam2 ada. Yg boleh boh kat sini nanti kita bubuh. Yg tak leh... tinggal dlm hati je la.

Memmorable episodes of my life include : my study in US, my first posting in KT, my loves and hates. Tumultuous and eventful. That's how I can describe my life up to this point. Never a dull moment.

"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans" John Lennon.

That about sums it all. I never planned my life to be like this (other than my career). But it's turning out fine...Hopefully this trend will stay and improve..

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Fanciful, playful, mischievious, droll, eccentric, quirky, idiosyncratic, unconventional, outlandish, queer, offbeat, freaky. WOW.... I never knew that one word can describe me to a T.

Recently we had another farewell for a friend who got an overseas posting. Since we did not cater the event, we had to do everything ourselves. I helped out where I could and the rest was done by the more abled people. Who were they? The motherly and practical ones. I was sitting next to another friend and she commented on how practical these friends were. She said, "I'm more pragmatic. I would be setting the plates in a different way." To which i replied," I'm the whimsical one... will probably set the plates even more outlandishly." And she said," You are right... about yourself.."

So now what? Did this revelation enable me to understand myself better? Perhaps... Now I will no longer feel awkward whenever I don't join in with the latest gossips if I don't feel like it. I will no longer feel out of place when they talk about the latest trends in clothes, TV dramas, politics (office and country) because... I tend to be whimsical - read: idiosyncratic, weird, offbeat and droll. Hahahahaha


Oh dear, what have I done? I have invited people to view my blog! To read my inner voice and to comment on them. What was I thinking??

I was talking about human nature in my last post... It is also part of the human nature to want to be acknowledged and appreciated. What was I thinking? What talent do I possess to think that anyone would want to visit and revisit my space and read my ramblings? Geez.... short of fishing I don't know what that sentence was all about. Hah.. the title is apt. It was sheer arrogance on my part to e mail friends and family to read me here. Anyway, to those who bothered to check me out here.. WELCOME. Maybe I will be able to put those words that are floating in my minds into visual forms for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


As I write this, 20 floors below at ground level the rehearsal for the 51st Merdeka celebrations is in full swing. It never fails to move me whenever I see parades and processions. If not for the sheer discipline, it is for the fact that hundreds and thousands of humans can put their differences aside and stand shoulder to shoulder executing one choreographic move after another. Heck, I cried watching the Olympics opening!!

And then when everything is over, the bigotry and slander will resurface in cheerful abundance. Such is human nature.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Write Away

I have always been jealous of people who can write such beautiful prose. They have the talent to string words together and make them sound so unique and exotic. Recently I have been following 2 people's blogs diligently, and an ex student's. How I envy them for using bombastic words. I responded to a thread by the student's and at the end I realise hey.... I sound nearly as close to her way of writing. Boy, was I proud. Spent the whole day and night repeating what I wrote in my mind. The thing is, we never know what we can do until we try. And then the exotic will become commonplace.